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san francisco 49ers. boomer: colin kaepernick rolls to the left. ill advised throw. sam shields 52-yard interception return. but what is so amazing about the quarterbacks, they forget. why did jim harbaugh go to colin kaepernick over alex smith? 20 yards, he goes in and ties it up at 7-7. this just happened. how about dejuan harris touchdown run right up the middle. coach said in pregame, dejuan harris will be the x-factor. extra point pending right now for green bay. there you go. james: that will be one to be watched as well. boomer: not many people have talked about russell wilson. that means to tell me we appreciate what he has done. i think he will have a good game tomorrow. why? who is the panthers quarterback, cam newton? he had a lot of success against
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atlanta this year. james: we talked last week about how many plays that baltimore defense played. let's go to their locker room. >> we had them right where we wanted them. right where we wanted them. this is from the owner. he texted during the game. he has never done that before. he said i have never texted you during a game. we are down 35-28. this is when we were down 35-28. i never texted you during the game. we are down 35-28 and i think it is the best game i have ever seen us in the playoffs since 2000. that is before we took the lead. win or lose, i am so proud of the team and proud of you. james: coach quick thought. bill: i think this game is the heart and soul of that team, ray lewis. they are on this mission right now.
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you saw them come together. you know they are the underdogs anywhere they go. as long as joe flacco plays mistake free, ray rice running. that defense is playing very solid, mistake-free play. dan: they overcame two kick returns for touchdowns, that is hard to overcome, especially on the road. joe flacco making big plays down the field. shannon: this game was officiated very tightly. how will the game be called tomorrow moving forward? we know the seahawks like to get in people's face. james: there is college basketball coming your way tomorrow 1:30 eastern. number two michigan, the only undefeated team remaining takes on 15th ranked ohio state. we will be back on the air at 4:00 eastern on the "the nfl today." we will get you set for the final divisional playoff game of the weekend, the houston texans against the new england patriots. and a reminder stay tuned next on cbs it is criminal minds, followed by an all-new episode
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of 48 hours mystery tonight right here on cbs. bill: what a start j.b. james: no question about it. anything else you have to add? boomer: peyton manning won't get a good night's sleep tonight. bill: don't leave your living room. shannon: what a wonderful start. james: we will see you tomorrow right here on cbs.
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>> axelrod: tonight, california's big chill. temperatures plunge across the golden state. and farmers are scrambling to receive their crops. carter evans reports from the frozen frontline. [coughing] >> fighting the flu, one of the nation's biggest states declares a public health emergency. bob orr is track the epidemic. >> three years to the day after the earthquake that devastated haiti, how one american is helping the most serious i didn't injured. >> coming out on two crutches that's our goal. >> and a look at one city's campaigns to get weapons off the streets forever. >> announcer: this is captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening. i'm jim axelrod with a western edition of the broadcast. we begin tonight in the orchards and farm fields of southern california, where the race is on to save crops from a potentially
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disastrous freeze. temperatures are well below normal in much of the state. 20° below normal in the los angeles basin and parts of san diego county where they are expecting frost on the beaches. the forecast for big sur is 20 degrees colder than boston. even palm springs could see temperatures near freezing. as carter evans reports from the san joaguin valley this could mean ruined crops and higher prices for fruits and vegetables across the country. at this southern california orchard, they couldn't big oranges fast enough. >> everybody in the citrus business right now is worried everybody. >> grower ben taft knew any fruit left on the tree this weekend could be ruined by sub freezing weather. >> these little pockets would essentially freeze and burst. >> reporter: but he could only harvest 30% of the his oranges before the temperature plunged. >> so you stand to lose 70% of your crop if there's a hard freeze over the next couple of days. >> that's correct. >> this grove is just a small part of california's $2 billion
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citrus industry, all of it is threatened by a cold snap that has put a big chill on a normally mild climate. at ben taft's farm near bakersfield, it was 26° this morning. tomorrow, it do fall to 19. > it's the cost of doing business. you enjoy the great times and you suffer through the bad times. >> reporter: the last bad time was six years ago. a hard freeze that lasted five days. >> and in 2007, how bad was it? >> we lost everything. reporter: taft says he won't go down without a fight. he is prepared to fly a helicopter over his grove to keep the air moving around the trees. >> reporter: so you're basically trying to create your own little weather system here. >> sure. >> and warm it up just a couple of degrees. >> yes. because a couple of degrees can make a difference. >> reporter: there's also an economic reality. taft employs 30 workers. and if the freeze destroys his crop -- >> there's nothing to pack and ship, the packing house does not operate. >> simple as that?
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>> that's a cold hard reality. reporter: and a bitter reminder that farmer is as much about luck as skill. carter evans, "cbs news," edison california. >> axelrod: this extreme weather on the other side of the world as well. extremely hot weather. in australia, 100-degree temperatures are fueling brush fires in the southeast part of the country. more than 90 in all. and look at what is cyclone has been whipping up off the northwest coast. it looks like a red wave on the ocean. it's actually a giant wall of red dust. here at home, the flu remains at epidemic levels. nearly every state, 47 in all, say the flu is widespread. today in new york governor andrew cuomo declared a public health emergency. bob orr has more. [coughing] >> the order from governor cuomo means new york pharmacists now have authority to give flu shots to children between 6 months and 18 years of age.
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across new york, the number of flu cases is exploding. 19,000 have been reported so far. nearly 5 times as many as last year. at this immediate care collin nick rochester, janet williams sees a steady flow of patients. >> we're setting records here at urgent care center in terms of the number of patients we're seeing per day. >> it's not just new york. the 15 states in red are reporting especially high levels of flu. they include utah texas, minnesota, and virginia. only five states shown here in green, are reporting minimal flu levels. and according to the centers for disease control the 2013 epidemic is taking a deadly toll across the country, claiming the lives of at least 20 children. in south carolina, over the counter cold and flu medications are at a premium. pharmacist ken rogers said he down to just four doses of tami flu and the children's version of that medication is on back order. >> there's not a delivery at a time to my wholesaler which is in north carolina and they're
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telling me they can't get it from the manufacturer. >> reporter: while there are spot sortages flu vaccine is still available. today people lined up outside of a boston health center to get their shots. >> i just wanted to get the flu shot anyway to be sure, to be safe. >> reporter: and health officials say with six weeks to go in the flu season vaccination is still the best defense. tam farley is new york city's health commissioner. >> it's still not too late to get your flu shot. if it don't totally protect it what it does is make the illness milder. >> the cdc said there are signs the tough flu season may be decreasing and the number of cases could start to decline over the next few weeks. >> axelrod: bob orr in washington. thank you. now to the run on guns. materials report sales started spiking after the newtown massacre. the fbi said it performed a record .8 million criminal background checks last month. that's a 49% increase over the same period in 2011.
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but acetone tone reports, curbing gun violence may require addressing more than just gun sales. >> the video game industry is facing white it considers its most serious threat in 20 years the possibility of new government regulations on violent games. vice president biden told game makers he has reached no conclusions about video game violence but suggested he may be the only one. >> you all know the judgments other people have made. >> last month's shooting in newtown connecticut produced a barrage of judgments that video games contribute to a culture of violence, even from the head of of the nra, wayne lapierre. >> and they play murder, portray murder as a way of life. and then they all have the nerve to call it "entertainment." >> reporter: the video game industry rebuffed a government crack down 20 years ago by creating ratings, similar to those for movies. violent games are rated m which the industry considers suitable
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for ages 17 and up. critics say that's not enough. they want the government to order that violent games carry warnings like those on cigarettes. >> the game industry has a responsibility to make sure they're marketing these games for adults. ryan smith is a journalist whose specialty is video games. he says violent games must be rebranded to make it clear they are not for young people. >> maybe with that, like separation, that parents would be more aware of maybe i shouldn't be buying this for my kids. >> reporter: "cbs news" saw a comment from this story from the video game industry but a spokesman did not respond. the industry has cited the supreme court decision of 2011 barring restrictions on v games, saying they are protected by the first amendment's guarantee of free speech. vice president biden is expected to make his recommendations for curbing violence to president obama on tuesday. tony guida, "cbs news," new york. >> still ahead, what a volunteer
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from america is doing for young victims of the earthquake in haiti.
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>> axelrod: today marks the third anniversary of the earthquake in haiti which killed more than 300,000 people. the united nations special enjoy to haiti, bill clinton laid a wreath at the mass burial site on the outskirts of the capital, port-au-prince. the u.s. is asked for 2-point billion dollars to fight cholera in heighty which had claimed 8,000 lives last year. as for the injuries suffered in the quake, magalie laguerre-wilkinson introduces us to an american whose skill is making a world of difference one step at a time. >> reporter: this is what port-au-prince haiti's capital, looked like three years
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ago. 60 minutes captured these images on the days that followed. >> i'm going to soak it in alcohol how. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands injury and had record number of amputations. adam adam finnieston was watching from home horrified. >> it was traumatic to see that type of devastation. >> the 40-year-old from florida has a unique skill haiti desperately needed. >> i'm a third generation doctor so seeing somebody missing a limb is something routine to me. >> routine. >> routine. what was shocking was the acuteness of it, the amount in one day because of one event and the kids. >> good. >> as many as 4,000 haitians became amputees in a place where artificial limbs were nonexistent, adam finnieston and his team are delivering a low-cast durable product there. >> is there that one patient there, one or two that has tugged at your heart string's little bit. >> yes, there is.
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this little girl charl-- charlonie, he is 4 or 5 years old, a beautiful beautiful little girl, with a very stoic look on her face. we got her fit. and she immediately got and up started walking and she cracked just the slightest smile. and that's -- that's what it is all about. >> reporter: adam finnieston has outfitted nearly 200 haitians. >> this was her first foot. >> and it's children like charlonie who will need constant adjustments as they grow. >> you're dealing in a place where people have lost loved ones some kids have lost their parents, they have lost their homes, they have lost schools and now they have lost a limb. >> i'm giving them had a little piece of their life back, you know, the ability to walk the ability to contribute to society. the ability to care for themselves and their families.
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that is, you know very rewarding. >> adam finnieston sees these small miracles as first steps in a much longer journey. magalie laguerre-wilkinson, "cbs news," miami. >> axelrod: coming up, a surprising second life for the guns in one american city.
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>> axelrod: finally tonight, with 90 murders record in their city last year, the people of newark new jersey are all too familiar with the toll of gun violence. now the city is trying a new approach to get guns off the streets, with an unexpected surprise this week. here is john bentley. >> reporter: this is just a fracktion of the guns that came off the streets. newark's police director sam
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demaio is convinced that the more guns he can round up, the lower crime will be. >> the gun violence is the number one thing we're battling every day. >> reporter: last year the newark police collected more than 850 guns, second highest amount they ever brought in. once they got the guns off the street they had another problem: what to do with all of them? >> i had to create something that people who will never walk these streets could identify with. >> reporter: that's where jewelry designer jessica mindich stepped in. she is transforming the guns and shell casings into bracelets made from melted-down weapons. >> i was going to repurpose them into something that was beautiful, hopefully that would connect with both the message of turning kind of ugly into beautiful. >> meltdown guns and make jewelry out of it? i thought it was really crazy. but then i met with jessica and saw her passion for it. >> reporter: the bracelets sell for between 150-$357.
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angela santomero bought three. >> knowing these came from guns and bullet casings they're gorgeous. jessica has a great eye for style. >> she donates earnings back to newark, yesterday giving the mayor $20,000 for the city gun buy back program. >> it's a thrilling thing to be able to quantify that these bracelets equal fewer guns on the streets. >> mindich has efforts to expand to other cities because newark isn't the only place awash in guns. john bentley newark new jersey. >> axelrod: that's the cbs evening news for tonight. i'm jim axelrod in new york. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh doubles at gun shows --- like today's in san francisco. the items flying off the shelves al mass
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packed in like a loaded barrel. attendance at san francisco gun shows, guns flying off the shelves in the wake of mass shootings in recent months. >> i took a person's life. doing what he can to help make sure it never happens again. the powerful messages from him and others, honoring homicide victims in san francisco. >> playoff fever hits the bay area, as the 49ers take on the green bay packers. cbs 5 eyewitness news is next.
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